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Jamaica Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes See below
Australian Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No


To enter Jamaica, a passport valid for the duration of intended stay is usually required, but as these validity requirements may change, it is recommended that your passport should be valid for at least six months.


Nationals of Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Malta and the UK can visit Jamaica without a visa and stay for an unlimited period, although they are usually granted up to 90 days upon entry.

Americans can visit Jamaica without a visa and stay up to 180 days.

EU Note 1: Nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania can visit Jamaica without a visa for up to 30 days for tourism purposes if they have a US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa, and can present proof of vaccination against measles, rubella, and polio.

EU Note 2: Nationals of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia can visit Jamaica without a visa for up to 30 days for tourism purposes if they can present proof of vaccination against measles, rubella, and polio.

EU Note 3: Nationals of Austria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Monaco, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia can visit Jamaica without a visa for up to 30 days.

EU Note 4: Nationals of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden can visit Jamaica without a visa for up to 90 days.

In addition to countries mentioned above, nationals from the following countries can also visit Jamaica without a visa, although the length of stay allowed varies: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eswatini, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Samoa, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Russia, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Martin, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, and Zambia.

Nationals from countries not mentioned, please contact the nearest Jamaican embassy.

Types and Cost

Visa fees vary depending on nationality.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission). Some nationals may apply on arrival (including those mentioned above); check with the consulate for a full list.

Working days

Visitors applying for visas in advance from the embassy/high commission should allow three to seven days for processing. If the application has to be referred to Jamaica for approval, it may take two to three weeks.

Sufficient Funds

Visa applicants must be able to show proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Jamaica.

Extension of stay

Visitors may be able to extend their stay up to a maximum of six months.

Entry with pets

Only animals born in the UK or Ireland may be brought into Jamaica. You must obtain an import permit from the Veterinary Division of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Jamaican Embassy in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 452 0660.
Address: NW, 1520 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, 20036,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri: 0900-1700 (embassy), 0900-1300 (consular service open for walk-ins).

Jamaica High Commission in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7823 9911.
Address: , 1-2 Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BZ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0900-1700, Fri 0900-1600 (high commission); Mon-Thurs 0930-1330, Fri 0930-1230 (consulate).

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